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Regimental number5065
Place of birthTralee, Ireland
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationFitter's labourer
AddressCatherine Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation43
Height5' 9"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs B. Collins, 57 Catherine Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date22 November 1915
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Makarini on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records47
Place of burialRookwood Cemetery, New South Wales
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Discharge date22 September 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt

Embarked, Sydney, 1 April 1916; disembarked, Suez, Egypt, 1 May 1916.

Admitted to Government Hospital (neuritis), Suez, 3 May 1916; to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 14 May 1915; to British Red Cross Hospital, Alexandria, 16 May 1916; discharged to duty at Tel-el-Kebir, 5 June 1916.

Admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital (rheumatism), Abbassia, 16 June 1916.

Embarked, Suez, for return to Australia on board HT 'Clan McGilvray', 10 July 1916; disembarked, Sydney, 17 August 1916; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 22 September 1916.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, COLLINS Joseph

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